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Game. Self explanatory. Please provide reasoningJuly 3, 2019 at 11:11 am #1202961030
Vanessa Redgrave Playing For Time
Matt Bomer The Normal Heart
Jessica Lange American Horror Story
Meryl Streep Angels in America
Emma Thompson Wit
Al Pacino Angels in America
Jane Seymour War and Remembance
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- Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
- Sarah Paulson (ACS: The People vs. O.J. Simpson)
- Jessica Lange (AHS: Asylum)
- Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
- Carrie Coon (The Leftovers)
- Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
- Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel)
- Richard Madden (Bodyguard)
- Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
- Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
- Claire Danes (Homeland)
- Claire Foy (The Crown)
- John Lithgow (The Crown)
And so many more.July 3, 2019 at 11:48 am #1202961088
Thatcher’s faves are:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Claire Danes, Homeland
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Terry O’Quinn, Lost
Michael Emerson, Lost
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Carrie Coon, The Leftovers
Justin Theroux, The Leftovers
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sarah Paulson, AHS Asylum/Freak Show
Denis O’Hare, AHS Hotel
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"July 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm #1202961101
Gosh, of all time? That’s a toughie. I’ll list the ones who either touched me deeply in some way, blew me away with their performances or made me laugh until I cried. In some cases, all three. I could list a hundred, but here are 10, in alphabetical order.
1. Beatrice Arthur, The Golden Girls
2. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
3. Francis Conroy, Six Feet Under
4. Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
5. Kelsey Grammer, Frasier
6. Jane Kaczmarek, Malcom in the Middle
7. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, Old Christine, Seinfeld
8. John Noble, Fringe
9. Mary Lynn Rajskub, 24
10. Robin Wright, House of Cards
Special mention to the cast of Lost, particularly Junjin Kim, Michael Emerson, Matthew Fox and Terry O’Quinn. I could have done a Top 10 with this cast alone!July 3, 2019 at 12:33 pm #1202961128
Taking in account the quantity of performances as well as their quality:
Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale. She was obviously also great on The West Wing and Top of The Lake, but what she did in Mad Men‘s “The Suitcase” along with The Handmaid’s Tale‘s “Holly” takes the cake.
Laura Dern, who was great in Enlightened before she had two huge hits in 2017 as the cultural icon Renata in Big Little Lies and the enigmatic Diane in Twin Peaks and following that up with The Tale.
Carrie Coon for The Leftovers and Fargo. She was really great in Fargo, my favorite of the three protagonists, but my god was she astonishing on The Leftovers. “Lens,” “Guest,” “Don’t Be Ridiculous,” and of course “The Book of Nora” all floored me.
For singular performances, I’d also include:
Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Matthew Rhys for The Americans, and Matthew McConaughey for True Detective, which are all obvious choices but were all fantastic.
Thandie Newton in Westworld, a role with incredible range that initially earns your fearful respect before Season 2 rolls around and she’s the show’s emotional anchor. I think all of the show’s main performances are perfect, but her role is definitely the easiest to digest and appreciate in the sprawling sci-fi epic where things make sense only after like, eight episodes each season.
Claire Foy in The Crown; just watch her.
Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones for that vicious rage at his trial in Season 4, and Lena Headey for carrying the later, worse seasons with the Walk of Shame and her subsequent “confessional” vengeance.
Justin Theroux in The Leftovers, who has to show every human emotion possible because the show is totally insane but he always kills it.July 3, 2019 at 12:49 pm #1202961155
Most of these are due to recency bias though.
The Golden Girls (there has never been a more iconic group of gals than these four, with their outrageous chemistry and great acting)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (in my opinion, the defining actress [or actor, in general] of her show whose done nothing but kill every single line [or window] handed to her, and gives one of the most memorable performances of the decade)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (what Tyler said, there’s nothing to convince me that she didn’t give the greatest performance this decade and probably the greatest comedy performance of all time)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (just going to leave this here, because if you watched the show, then you know why I listed her)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (gives the performance definition of an ice, cold queen like no other in Netflix’s flagship show, and does it brilliantly no matter what, even if her costars’ performances and writing suffer, delivering 6 seasons of Emmy-worthy performances)
“No user starts this shady” - someone culturally relevant.
Also got banned because...reasons? So, I guess ciao.July 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm #1202961177
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